HAUNTED FOREST 2015
The month of October is an exciting time for our Lodge! As everyone starts to get ready for the Holidays, O-Shot-Caw is getting ready for our largest annual fundraiser, The Haunted Forest. Every year, scouters from all over the council come together to help run this event that raises thousands of dollars to the Joseph Aaron Abbot Campership Foundation (JAACF), which gives back to the program that we all love by helping scouts afford summer camp.
This year as the Haunted Forest Chairman I am beyond pleased to say that this event was a total success. This was the second year we hosted the HF at our local camp, Camp Elmore, and our numbers were through the roof! We had over 600 campers stay the weekend, over 250 volunteers, and over 1400 people go through the trail. The production was truly phenomenal. Even though we experienced some rain on Saturday night we were still able to persevere with Cheerful Service as it only added to the effect of our spooky night. Most importantly, we had fun!
Each Chapter was outstanding and I am thankful for all of their help and participation. This year for the first time ever we had help from the Venturing Officers Association (VOA), as they had their own segment on the trail. It was exciting to have other scouters in our council come out and participate in a fun cause. I am truly pleased with everyone’s efforts and can only look forward to next year’s production with a new Chairman, new Chiefs, and new Lodge Officers.
Yours In Brotherhood,
Haunted Forest Chairman 2015